Have you ever been prescribed a drug for which a generic alternative was available? If so, you may have a few questions about the differences. Some people are initially concerned that these drugs just are not as safe or that they don’t work the same. People also worry about effectiveness, ingredients, or the procedure used to create these medications. Today we’ve got answers to a few common questions when it comes to generic medications.
If you’re like most of us, you’ve made a New Year’s Resolution to get healthier in 2018. You’re eating smarter and you’re exercising – but are you getting more massages? Caty Grigsby, Licensed Massage Therapist at the Healing House Massage Center, discusses the health benefits of massage.
If you’re a woman, you probably think of kegels as one more piece of self-care. Get eight hours of sleep, eat an extra serving of veggies, and do your kegels. While kegels have their place, Naomi Harris says that they were never intended to be a stand-alone exercise for all women.
When you or your child wakes up with chills, aches, a runny nose, or a fever, sometimes it’s tricky to discern if it’s a cold or the flu. Proper treatment begins with understanding the symptoms that differentiate a cold from the flu. A cold is a mild respiratory illness that can keep you ill for a few days, while the flu is a virus that may last a few days to even weeks.
You’ve probably heard the phrase: “If you want something done right, do it yourself.” This certainly applies to loading the dishwasher or cleaning out your car but it may not be the best advice when it comes to preventative breast exams.
Raise a mug on National Coffee Day: Your favorite morning habit may offer more benefits than just a jolt of caffeine. Coffee has been consumed for hundreds of years and blamed for several ills such as causing heart disease and stunting your growth. However, a growing body of research shows that your morning cup of Joe may have several health benefits when consumed in moderation. These are some big ones.
Have you ever wondered “If blood is red, why are veins blue?” Have you heard that our blood cells are first blue and become red after obtaining oxygen? Is it true? Today we’re getting to the bottom of this medical myth once and for all.
Essential oils are extremely popular right now. They are said to be a natural cure for many health conditions, including treating anxiety, curing infections, and improving sleep. But do essential oils really work?
Have you ever suspected that you and the women you see most seem to feel cranky, tired, or bloated around the same time each month? The idea of menstrual cycle syncing has been around for decades and some people have even tied the lunar cycle into the equation. But does data back up the claim that menstrual periods can really sync up?
Chances are you’ve heard the admonition to not swallow that wad of gum or it’ll stay in your digestive tract for up to seven years. Maybe there’s no garbage can in sight so instead of sticking the gum to the underside of a table, you simply swallow it; problem solved. But is the wad of Big League Chew® you ate during the midnight premiere of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone still dissolving in your gut? Gastroenterologist Josh Vandersteen has answers.